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Embracing expectations: Bulldogs see four points as key toward success


August 2, 2014

Mississippi State plans to win this season on the football field.
The Bulldogs enter the 2014 season with high expectations from both themselves and the outside world. Head coach Dan Mullen and his players have talked about going to Atlanta and playing for the Southeastern Conference Championship at the end of the year.

SMITH COLUMN: MSU's Prescott, McKinney show good leadership

August 2, 2014

Mississippi State has solid leaders on both sides of the football this season.
At the top of that list are a couple of juniors in quarterback Dak Prescott on offense and linebacker Benardrick McKinney on defense.
Prescott and McKinney continue to impress those they come in contact with during the preseason and were at it once again during media day on Saturday.

State defensive coordinator shows his energy often

August 2, 2014

Mississippi State defensive coordinator Geoff Collins is always energetic.
He has shown that energy on the practice field, the game field and in media gatherings. He was the inventor of "juice points," a way of tallying a player's energy level at practice and in a game.
On Saturday during MSU's media day, Collins was upbeat, as usual, and he explained his energetic demeanor.

MSU's Griffin ready to put pain in past

August 2, 2014

Running back Nick Griffin is ready to put the pain of the last three seasons behind him and looks for a successful senior year for the Mississippi State Bulldogs.
After suffering a knee injury in his redshirt freshman season, Griffin missed the first five games in 2011.
Griffin may have recovered enough to return to the field for the Bulldogs, but the pain remained at times.

Starkville Academy softball drops pair of tournament games

August 2, 2014

For as much as softball is a physical game, it equally involves mental focus.
That mental preparedness at the plate was the difference in victory and defeat for the Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers on Saturday, who dropped a 13-5 contest to the Jackson Victors.

James “Andy” Anderson

August 2, 2014

CRYSTAL LAKE, IL ― James “Andy” Anderson, 74, of Crystal Lake, IL, formerly of Cary, IL, died Thursday, July 31, 2014, at his home.
He was born April 22, 1940, in Kosciusko, MS to the late Arlis and Nola (nee Spain) Anderson.  Andy married Lorraine Kay Rose on December 17, 1965, in Seward, IL.
Andy retired from Knaack Manufacturing, Crystal Lake, after almost 30 years of service.

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